SUPREME COURT REVERSES OMBUDSMAN SUSPENSION VS MAYOR JUNJUN BINAY

Dismissed Makati Mayor Jejomar Erwin “Junjun” Binay Jr. has won his case in the Supreme Court (SC) against the Office of the Ombudsman in relation to his earlier preventive suspension over alleged anomaly in the Makati City Hall Building 2 project.

In its decision against the suspension order on Binay, the Supreme Court (SC) allowed the application of the condonation doctrine or Aguinaldo doctrine.

The doctrine has been a common defense invoked by elected officials in evading liabilities for acts committed in their previous terms in office.

It effectively extinguishes a reelected official’s administrative liability from alleged wrongdoing during a previous term.

The High Court is yet to release its ruling, according to the Philippine Star.

Photo by EDD GUMBAN/Philippine Star

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